This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.
With the 2016-17 NHL season almost a third of the way over, it's time to update the rankings. There have been many graduations, and there's been a ton of movement on the list as a result.
Note: Players with 25 games or more of regular-season NHL experience are not eligible. All stats are as of Dec. 19, 2016.
1. Dylan Strome, C, ARI: Being handled terribly by Coyotes; won't learn anything playing against overmatched kids in OHL
2. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
3. Clayton Keller, C, ARI: Returned last week after missing a month due to an upper-body injury
4. Jakub Vrana, RW, WAS
5. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI: Forced to sit in press box by Isles early in the season before being shipped back to WHL, where he should have been all along
6. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
7. Pavel Buchnevich, LW, NYR: Eight points in 10 games for NYR, but has missed majority of season with back issues
8. Ilya Samsonov, G, WAS: 12-1-3, 2.06 GAA, .936 save percentage in 19 KHL games
9. Mikhail Sergachev, D, MON
10. Timo Meier, LW, SJ
11. Alexander Nylander, RW, BUF
12. Christian Dvorak, LW, ARI
13. Pierre-Luc Dubois, LW, CLM
14. Anthony DeAngelo, D, ARI: Helping the Coyotes' power play in a major way already
15. Evgeni Svechnikov, LW, DET
16. Olli Juolevi, D, VAN
17. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CLM: Ready for meaningful